Ron Davini
Former Head Baseball Coach

Corona del Sol High School
Tempe, Arizona
1977-2005
(410 Wins - 352 Losses 6 Ties at CdS)
(444 wins - 368 Losses 6 Ties over-all)

Ron graduated from Anaheim High School in Anaheim, California (1965). He received his BA from Arizona State University while on scholarship. He played on the National Championship team in 1967 as a catcher earning the awards of "College Player of the Year" (from Columbus Ohio Touchdown Club) and "Most Valuable Player" in the College World Series. These awards placed Ron in the Baseball Hall of Fame, college section, in Cooperstown, New York. His senior year, he signed with the Chicago White Sox after being drafted by numerous other teams. For the next five years (1969-1973), he taught high school in California and Arizona and played professional baseball. He was a teacher and coach in the Tempe Union High School District for 34 years.

Ron Davini retired from teaching and coaching after 28 years as the head coach of the Corona del Sol Aztecs, a program he started when the school opened in 1977. The Corona del Sol Varsity Baseball Program won its 400th game in 2005. He moved on by taking over as the Executive Director of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association.

After retiring from teaching, Ron was a volunteer assistant baseball coach at Chaparral High School (Scottsdale, AZ) for 5 years. He then moved to Tempe Prep Academy (Tempe, AZ) for 3 years. He turned around a nonexistent baseball program at TPA and led them to their first ever State Play-offs in 2012 and 2013. Ron is currently back at Corona del Sol as a volunteer coach, helping with the freshman team and working with all catchers in the program.

Ron has been involved with many professional organizations supporting the game of baseball throughout his coaching career. Ron was on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Coaches Association from 1977-1997. In that position, he assisted in setting up clinics for coaches, supervised All Star selections, and co-directed the Arizona Senior All Star games. In 1997, Ron spearheaded the establishment of the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association to promote Arizona baseball throughout the state and across the country. This organization sponsors and coordinates four All Star games, sponsors two Arizona teams to the Sunbelt tournaments (Oklahoma), continues to hold annual coaches clinics, and has established the Arizona Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. He was the President of the National Baseball Coaches Association (1997) and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of this organization (BCA). He has attended the American Baseball Coaches annual clinics for the over 35 years, and the entire National High School Baseball Association clinic as well.

Since 1988, Ron has been involved with USA Baseball. He has served on the nominating committee for Arizona athletes to play in the National Olympic Festival games, as well as on the West selection board for the same games until 1995. Ron was on the USA Board of Directors representing the National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHSBCA) and is now on the USA Baseball Youth Committee.

Ron has coached three Junior National (18-under) teams in World Championship competition, twice as an assistant (1993 silver medal and 1995 gold medal). As head coach in 1996, the USA Team traveled to Cuba to win the bronze medal. In 1997, he coached the USA Junior Team in the first Pan American qualifying tournament in Brazil. The team qualified for the World Tournament with a 3rd place (bronze medal) finish.

He worked closely with USA Baseball during the summer as Technical Advisor to the Junior Olympic Baseball Tournament. In 2003, Ron was selected by USA Baseball to help coach the Youth National Baseball Team (16-under) in their World Championships Tournament in Kaoshuing, Taiwan. They came home with the World Championship-Gold Medal.

Ron was actively involved with baseball camps throughout the years. Between 1991-1993, he was involved in the first international youth baseball exchange program with Russia. For three summers (1991-93), he traveled to Russia with a team for four weeks and instructed baseball in that country. He was Co-Director of the Telluride Baseball Camp (Telluride, Colorado) after assisting with its conception for over 20 years. He started and ran the "DEVO" fall baseball camp (9-10 weeks) at Corona drawing about 100 campers from nine different middle and high Schools. This camp was part of the USA Baseball Development Program.

Many other accolades belong to Ron. He was selected as Corona del Sol's Teacher of the Year in the 1991-92 school year. Ron was also the 1995 Corona del Sol Tempe Diablo Award winner in the Physical Education Department. Three times he was selected as a National Finalist for High School (1992/1999 NHSC & 1993 ABCA) Baseball Coach of the Year. In 1995, Walt Disney Productions selected Ron as one of the top 60 teachers in America and his video profile was shown on the Disney channel. He has been a speaker at many national clinics (ABCA 3 times, BCA 3 times, NHSCA 2 times, AzBCA-many times, NMHSCA 2 times, OBCA 2 times, GBCA, California BCA, Utah BCA, Toronto Baseball Canada and WBCA. Ron was a commissioner on the Arizona Baseball Commission (selected by the governor of the state) for five years (1995-2000). In 1997, Ron was selected as the USA National Amateur Baseball Coach of the Year (by USA Baseball and MLB Players Organization).

In 2001, Ron was inducted into the Arizona Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Arizona Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

On January 1, 2005, Ron was named as the Executive Director of the National High School Baseball Coaches Association. This is an organization Ron has been involved with since they started in 1991. On December 31, 2017, Ron retired from this position, but still stays involved with this organization.

In 2005, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association selected Ron as the National High School Baseball Coach of the Year. He was also select by Aflac to coach in the Aflac All American High School baseball game that was broadcasted on national television. He guided the West team to a victory over the East team. On December 5, 2008, Ron was inducted into the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois. “This award really should be shared with the players and assistant coaches who have played or work for me over the years.” as quoted by Ron.

Ron was inducted into the Anaheim High School Hall of Fame, which is his high school alma mater, November 4th, 2010. He was also inducted into the Corona del Sol High School Hall of Fame on January 20, 2016. He wias inducted into the Arizona State University Athletic Hall of Fame on October 2017.

On January 4, 2019, Ron will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Dallsa, Texas. The ABCA is an orhanization of 6,000+ coaches from all levels of baseball (college, junior college, high School, etc.) across the country.

Ron is married to Dr. Patty Vogel. He has a daughter (Cindy) and granddaughter (Sarandan).




Former Executive Director National High School Baseball Coaches Association


Corona del Sol High School

1977-2005 (Record: 410-352-6)
Head Coach 28 Years
2014-present as Volunteer Assit. Coach
Katella High School (1 Semester)
McClintock High School
Chaparral High School
Tempe Prep Academy
1971 (.5 years)
1972-1977 (6 years)
2005-2010 (5 Years)
2011-2013 (3 years) (Record: 33-16)
Executive Director NHSBCA (BCA) 2005-2017 (13 years)
College Arizona State University 1970
High School Anaheim High School (Calif) 1965
Hall of Fame's MLB (College Division) HOF
National High Sschool BCA HOF
Az.Coaches Association HOF
AzBCA HOF
Anaheim High Sschool HOF
Oklahoma Sunbelt HOF
Louisville Slugger HOF
Tempe All-City Sports HOF
Corona del Sol High School HOF
Arizona State University Athletic HOF
American Baseball Coaches Association
Champioships
Player







Coach

ASU- 1967 Natioanl Baseball Champions
MVP College World Series
Ohio State Touchdown Club -
National College Player of Year
Professional Player
1969 Northern League Champs (Duluth)
1973 Amer. Assoc. Champs (Des Moine)

Corona del Sol High School
1993 State Champions
1991 State Runner-Up
Chaparral High School
2009 State Champions
2007 State Champions
USA Baseball World Championships
1991 18U Silver Medal
1995 18U Gold Medal
1996 18U Bronze Mehal
2005 16U Gold Medal
USA Baseball PanAm Championships
1997 18U Bronze Medal
Marital Status: Married
Wife Dr. Patty Vogel
Children Cindy Kay Bostian
Grand Daughter Sarandan Abernathy
e-mail address: rdavini@cox.net



List of Assistant Coaches (1977-2005) during Former Head Coach Ron Davini Year’s at Corona del Sol:
Last Name First Name Level(s) Coached
Alvarez David JV
Amaro* Leon Varsity
Armstrong Jim Varsity/JV/Frosh
Barber Randy Varsity/JV
Brooks Mike JV
Burford Mike Varsity/JV
Castro Frank JV/Varsity
Centanni Scott Varsity/JV/Frosh
Coffey Stacey JV
Dawson* Scott JV/Frsoh
Denton Jim JV/Frosh
Duane Jr. Sammy JV
Elder* Chris Frosh
Fleming* Brian Varsity/JV
Fouts Kyle JV
Froehlich* Greg JV
Gilbert Bob Varsity/JV
Helsel Rob Frosh
Himmelstein David JV
Hoffland* Troy JV
Ikea Dan Varsity
Kelly Rob Frosh
Kooi Mark JV
LeBlanc Roger Varsity
Ledbetter Adam JV
Leonard Mark JV
Leuck Matt Varsity/JV/Frosh
Lindsey* Travis JV

Lindsey* Troy Frosh
Lorig* Brian JV
Martinson* Brad Frosh
McDonald Sean JV/Frosh
McGee Coach JV
Mirizio Frank JV/Frosh
Nenaber* Cory Varsity
Olivarez Mark JV
O’Malley* Brian JV
Sandoval Raul Varsity/JV/Frosh
Senall Mark Frosh
Singer Jack Varsity
Treat* Marty Frosh
Webb Charlie Varsity
Webb David Varsity
     


* Former Aztec Players

A “BIG THANK YOU” goes out to all of them for helping with the CdS Baseball Program during his time as Head Baseball Coach.

If someone has been omitted from this list, please let us know at rdavini@cox.net